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North America plays hosts to thousands of species of birds in a wonderful range of habitats, many of which are unspoiled. From the far north of Canada to the very south of Mexico a bird watching holiday to North America will give you the chance to see some amazing wildlife.

Bald Eagle

For bird enthusiasts, no trip to the United States is complete without a glimpse of America’s most famous bird, the bald eagle, whose range covers most of North America from the bayous of Louisiana to the deciduous forests of New England. The US is also home to a number of endemic species including the lesser prairie-chicken, the pelagic cormorant, the Carolina chickadee and the Florida scrub-jay.

Although Canada doesn’t support any endemic species of birds, it is a beautiful place to go to spot birds in spectacular scenery. While you’re away take the opportunity to look out for other wildlife including Canada’s very own Big Five; moose, elks, wolves, deer and bears.

With a wide variety of habitats, climates and ecosystems Mexico has more species of birds than the US and Canada combined. On a trip to Mexico look out for hawks, macaws, hummingbirds, owls as well as coastal birds including flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and frigatebirds.

For a gentler way of life a holiday in the Caribbean is guaranteed to be relaxing. You could either choose to stay on one of the 28 island nations or island hop to be in with a chance of seeing a greater variety of birds and wildlife. There’s something for every bird lover here, from hummingbirds, boobies, cuckoos, doves, spoonbills and flycatchers.
To complete your bird watching holiday, before you go book a trip to a bird sanctuary, park or attraction where you can get up close to birds in their natural habitats and have an experienced local guide point out some of the must-see species. Many bird parks are also involved in conservation programmes so you know your admission fee is being put to good use. Making your own arrangements can often work out cheaper than booking an organised bird watching holiday. Find out more about organising your own tailor-made bird watching holiday.
We have selected a fantastic range of North American destinations that are ideal for a bird watching break. Alternatively, you can search Expedia's full range of holiday destinations to find the perfect bird watching holiday for you:


Bird Watching Holiday In Cuba
Cuba is a fantastic birding destination as well as being a fascinating island to visit. There is a long list of both resident and migrant birds to be found in a variety of habitats including approximately 25 endemic species, about half of which are endangered. A bird watching holiday will provide plenty of opportunity to see all of these as well as many other Caribbean and North American species. Travel through a great variety of landscapes and habitats, from lush forests to craggy hills and vast wetlands. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Yellowstone National Park
Spring in Wyoming’s iconic National Parks with ‘Old Faithful’ at its best, colourful birds, mammals feeding after winter, first spring flowers and wild landscapes. Autumn is a stunning time to visit two of the finest of America’s National Parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, resplendent with fall colour, plus wolves, bears, bison, beavers and birds. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Newfoundland
Observe seabirds such as murres, puffins, razorbilled auks, gannets, eagles, moose, caribou, and many other species of wildlife on a holiday in Newfoundland. Meals are a highlight and feature Newfoundland specialties such as baked apple tarts and partridgeberry pies. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Costa Rica
Is there a better place on earth to watch birds? Costa Rica is a premier birding destination with 850 species residing in lush cloud forests, scenic mountains and wetlands. You’ll see exotic species such as quetzals, manakins, macaws, toucans, hummingbirds and cotingas and there is a wonderful choice of accommodation in secluded lodges. Costa Rica has a rightly deserved reputation as a friendly, welcoming country and this could be your bird watching holiday of a lifetime. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Texas
Texas is an amazing place for a birder to visit all year round. Discover jewel-coloured hummingbirds, as well as other resident tropical species while in winter watch out for Mexican vagrants and the whooping crane. You’ll find a range of habitats from desert scrubs to clear oceans all served up with some legendary Southern hospitality. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Alaska
Alaska has some of the most stunning scenery in the world including high mountain ranges and vast areas of wilderness. It’s also a bird lover’s paradise home to both Asian and Arctic birds including bluethroats, geese, birds of prey, sandpipers and curlews. Mammal spotting is a must too with Arctic foxes and polar bears if you’re lucky. Read more ...

Bird Watching Holiday In Massachusetts
Birds, beavers, backwoods and big things at sea. The very best combination of migrant birds and whales on USA’s eastern seaboard. Endless New England forests with majestic bald eagles, unspoilt beaches, marshes and thickets of Cape Cod and colourful birds and dazzling migrant warblers, Massachusetts is a fabulous location for a bird watching holiday. Read more ...



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